Books and Materials Questions
For items owned by LDL, the loan periods are as follows:
1 week: DVDs and Blu-rays
3 weeks : books, magazines, audiobooks
6 weeks: Book Club kits
Some items may be eligible for renewal. View our Borrowing Guidelines page for details.
Loan periods may vary for items borrowed from other libraries.
For all digital materials, you’ll need to have your library card on hand to access the content. Visit our Digital Library for more information. If you need help accessing our digital resources, please call or visit one of our branches and we can help troubleshoot any problems you may be having
Library Cards and Accounts Questions
To get a library card, please visit any LDL branch. Please bring a photo ID and proof of current address. Proof can be anything with your name and address on it, such as a bill, piece of mail, or lease agreement. For resident and non-resident library card options, visit our Get a Library Card page.
Events and Meeting Rooms
We have public computers, a public printer/copier/scanner, and faxing at all of our locations. We also offer wireless printing from your mobile device. For more information, visit our Print, Scan & Fax page.
Yes, faxing is available at all LDL branches. Faxing is $1 for the service and $.25 a page.
Scan to email is also available at all branches. Scan to email is a free service.
Questions about the Library
Born in Lapeer, Michigan in 1889, Marguerite Lofft de Angeli is one of the best known and highly regarded author/illustrators in American children's literature. She was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1950 for The Door in the Wall and was among the first to be inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. For more information on her life and her works, visit the Marguerite de Angeli Archive site.
The district library board is a seven-member appointed board, and where you live will determine how you join the board. The supervisors in Lapeer and Mayfield Townships each appoint one board member, and the City of Lapeer Commissioners appoint one board member. The other four members are appointed by the County Commissioners and they are at-large members so may live anywhere else in the library’s legal service area*. Contact the library director for more information, or call Lapeer or Mayfield Township, City of Lapeer or Lapeer County clerks, for the steps needed to apply to be on the library board.
* Our LEGAL SERVICE AREA includes: Arcadia Township, Burlington Township, Burnside Township, Clifford Village, Columbiaville Village, Deerfield Township, Elba Township, Hadley Township, Lapeer City, Lapeer Township, Marathon Township, Mayfield Township, Metamora Township, Metamora Village, Oregon Township, Otter Lake Village and Rich Township.